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O Lucky Man! (1973)

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in modern Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Arthur Lowe

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in modern Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Malcolm McDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Arthur Lowe

The Plague Dogs (1982)

The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Rosen
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Christopher Benjamin  •  James Bolam  •  Nigel Hawthorne

The Plague Dogs is a 1982 animated film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The story is centred on two dogs named Rowf and Snitter, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, the film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Rosen
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Christopher Benjamin  •  James Bolam  •  Nigel Hawthorne

H.M.S. Defiant (1962)

Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Maurice Denham  •  Anthony Quayle

Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Gilbert
CAST:  Alec Guinness  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Maurice Denham  •  Anthony Quayle

Murder Most Foul (1964)

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pollock
CAST:  Margaret Rutherford  •  Ron Moody  •  Charles Tingwell  •  Andrew Cruickshank

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pollock
CAST:  Margaret Rutherford  •  Ron Moody  •  Charles Tingwell  •  Andrew Cruickshank

Stella Does Tricks (1997)

A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Coky Giedroyc
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Andy Serkis  •  Hans Matheson  •  James Bolam

A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Coky Giedroyc
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Andy Serkis  •  Hans Matheson  •  James Bolam

Unconditional (2012)

A psychological romantic drama about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark who offers love to one of them but on one condition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryn Higgins
CAST:  Harry McEntire  •  Madeleine Clark  •  Christian Cooke  •  Melanie Hill

A psychological romantic drama about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark who offers love to one of them but on one condition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryn Higgins
CAST:  Harry McEntire  •  Madeleine Clark  •  Christian Cooke  •  Melanie Hill

Celebration (2007)

All the action takes place in a swish London restaurant where two coarse-grained strategy consultants are dining with their respective wives. At an adjacent table a banker and his wife banter over his recently discovered affair. But while Pinter gets a lot of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  James Bolam  •  Janie Dee  •  James Fox

All the action takes place in a swish London restaurant where two coarse-grained strategy consultants are dining with their respective wives. At an adjacent table a banker and his wife banter over his recently discovered affair. But while Pinter gets a lot of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  James Bolam  •  Janie Dee  •  James Fox

Dirty Tricks (2000)

Martin Clunes plays Edward, an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Seemingly charming and thoughtful, Edward is really a calculating liar and manipulator. A series of events triggered at a dinner party leads Edward down a very precarious and hilarious path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Seed
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  James Bolam  •  George Potts  •  Julie Graham

Martin Clunes plays Edward, an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Seemingly charming and thoughtful, Edward is really a calculating liar and manipulator. A series of events triggered at a dinner party leads Edward down a very precarious and hilarious path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Seed
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  James Bolam  •  George Potts  •  Julie Graham

Clockwork Mice (1995)

When new teacher Steve Drake joins the faculty at a school for special-needs students, his unorthodox instruction methods raise eyebrows. But attitudes begin to change when he makes a connection with a particularly unruly student.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Catherine Russell  •  Rúaidhrí Conroy  •  Art Malik

When new teacher Steve Drake joins the faculty at a school for special-needs students, his unorthodox instruction methods raise eyebrows. But attitudes begin to change when he makes a connection with a particularly unruly student.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Jean
CAST:  Ian Hart  •  Catherine Russell  •  Rúaidhrí Conroy  •  Art Malik

It Was an Accident (2000)

An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Metin Hüseyin
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Max Beesley  •  James Bolam

An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Metin Hüseyin
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Thandiwe Newton  •  Max Beesley  •  James Bolam

Crucible of Terror (1971)

An obsessed sculptor kills a young women to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Hooker
CAST:  Mike Raven  •  James Bolam  •  Mary Maude  •  Ronald Lacey

An obsessed sculptor kills a young women to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Hooker
CAST:  Mike Raven  •  James Bolam  •  Mary Maude  •  Ronald Lacey

Straight On Till Morning (1972)

Brenda moved to London to begin living those intoxicated fantasies that all young women imagine city life to offer. Soon after her arrival she begins a relationship with Peter with whom she is tremendously happy. When she becomes pregnant Peter's behaviour towards ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Collinson
CAST:  Rita Tushingham  •  Shane Briant  •  Katya Wyeth  •  Annie Ross

Brenda moved to London to begin living those intoxicated fantasies that all young women imagine city life to offer. Soon after her arrival she begins a relationship with Peter with whom she is tremendously happy. When she becomes pregnant Peter's behaviour towards ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Collinson
CAST:  Rita Tushingham  •  Shane Briant  •  Katya Wyeth  •  Annie Ross

The Kitchen (1961)

In the business end of a kitchen, a polyglot staff strives to cope with a superhuman task. A microcosm of the world, the kitchen looms around and encloses its workers; they include Peter, the German cook, who is in love with waitress Monica, and constantly asks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Carl Möhner  •  Mary Yeomans  •  Tom Bell  •  Brian Phelan

In the business end of a kitchen, a polyglot staff strives to cope with a superhuman task. A microcosm of the world, the kitchen looms around and encloses its workers; they include Peter, the German cook, who is in love with waitress Monica, and constantly asks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hill
CAST:  Carl Möhner  •  Mary Yeomans  •  Tom Bell  •  Brian Phelan

As You Like It (1978)

Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of the deposed duke) is companion to Celia, niece of the deposed Duke, and when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Coleman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Brian Stirner  •  Richard Pasco  •  Angharad Rees

Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of the deposed duke) is companion to Celia, niece of the deposed Duke, and when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Coleman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Brian Stirner  •  Richard Pasco  •  Angharad Rees

Clash of Loyalties (1983)

Directed by Mohamed Shukri Jameel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohamed Shukri Jameel
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Yousef al-Any  •  Ghari al-Takriti  •  Bernard Archard

Directed by Mohamed Shukri Jameel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mohamed Shukri Jameel
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Yousef al-Any  •  Ghari al-Takriti  •  Bernard Archard

The Likely Lads (1976)

With the destruction of their previous neighbourhood has inevitably come the destruction of the lads’ favoured watering hole The Fat Ox. Again, it’s Bob rather than Terry who is visibly distressed by this. Upset and much the worse for free alcohol, Bob then storms ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  James Bolam  •  Rodney Bewes  •  Brigit Forsyth  •  Mary Tamm

With the destruction of their previous neighbourhood has inevitably come the destruction of the lads’ favoured watering hole The Fat Ox. Again, it’s Bob rather than Terry who is visibly distressed by this. Upset and much the worse for free alcohol, Bob then storms ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  James Bolam  •  Rodney Bewes  •  Brigit Forsyth  •  Mary Tamm

Macbeth (1983)

Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Nicol Williamson  •  Jane Lapotaire  •  Ian Hogg  •  Mark Dignam

Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Nicol Williamson  •  Jane Lapotaire  •  Ian Hogg  •  Mark Dignam

The Stalker's Apprentice (1998)

When an absorbing new manuscript finds its way across his desk, Marcus Walwyn (Gideon Turner), an impressionable young publisher, befriends the book's author (Peter Davison) and suddenly has trouble leaving his work at the office. Intrigued by the volume's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcus D.F. White
CAST:  Peter Davison  •  James Bolam  •  Gideon Turner  •  Natalie Walter

When an absorbing new manuscript finds its way across his desk, Marcus Walwyn (Gideon Turner), an impressionable young publisher, befriends the book's author (Peter Davison) and suddenly has trouble leaving his work at the office. Intrigued by the volume's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcus D.F. White
CAST:  Peter Davison  •  James Bolam  •  Gideon Turner  •  Natalie Walter

The Island on Bird Street (1997)

Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
CAST:  Patrick Bergin  •  Jack Warden  •  James Bolam  •  Michael Byrne

Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
CAST:  Patrick Bergin  •  Jack Warden  •  James Bolam  •  Michael Byrne

Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2002)

James Bolam portrays serial killer Dr. Harold Shipman in this made-for-TV drama. The film follows the story of Shipman, a general practitioner who throughout his career is believed to have killed as many as 250 of his patients. When the high death rate of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Bamford
CAST:  James Bolam  •  James Hazeldine  •  Micheal Stainton  •  Olive Pendleton

James Bolam portrays serial killer Dr. Harold Shipman in this made-for-TV drama. The film follows the story of Shipman, a general practitioner who throughout his career is believed to have killed as many as 250 of his patients. When the high death rate of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Bamford
CAST:  James Bolam  •  James Hazeldine  •  Micheal Stainton  •  Olive Pendleton
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